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[Amazon] Silicon Power 2TB Rugged 2.5" USB3 External HDD US $105.99 (~AUD $126.09 Delivered)


Well reviewed. Approx $200 from Aussie sellers. http://camelcamelcamel.com/Silicon-Power-Military-Shockproof...

Silicon Power 2TB Rugged Armor A30 Military Shockproof Standard 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 External Portable Hard Drive - Black (SP020TBPHDA30S3K)

Edit: also, 1TB A30 for ~A$84 delivered http://www.amazon.com/Silicon-Power-Military-Shockproof-Stan... thanks to Possumbly

Edit 2: also, the A80 series is a water resistant and metal-enclosure option for a few more bucks (AU$142 delivered for 2TB version) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KF4E83G/ref=twister_B00KW5Z2A6

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    Do you happen to know what HDD is inside?

    • +3 votes

      "Although Silicon Power has used the same drive model for all 3 Armor PHDs we've tested so far namely the Seagate/Samsung ST1000LM024 (only this time over it seems to have an updated Cache of 16MB) we got some strange results since sometimes the A30 managed to beat both the A15 and the A80 and sometimes the exact opposite" NIKKTECH TEST

      Appears that A80 has a metal enclosure A30 plastic. Silicon Power deal site on Amazon also has the 1TB A30 for ~A$84 delivered (delivery <A$8).

      Good for backup if you have USB3 ports but slow read speeds compared to (expensive) SSD if you use it for image storing etc.

      Good find OP, thanks.

  • +2 votes

    the attached usb cable makes too much sense!

  • +1 vote

    That looks like an autobot

    • +13 votes

      My dad asked me why I carry my. 38 in the house, what am I afraid of? I looked him straight in the eyes and said "The damn Decepticons"… he laughed, I laughed, the hard drive laughed, I shot the hard drive. It was a good time.

  • +1 vote

    I wonder how it compares with the Transcend one https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/154944

  • +3 votes

    Performance on the drive is decent as expected. The Silicon Power Armor A30′s combination of the Seagate Seagate Momentus 5,400RPM drive and the ASmedia ASM1053 bridge worked well with the drive maxing out at 122 MB/s for both sequential read and write in our testing


    Samsung Seagate Momentus ST2000LM003 2.5" 9.5mm 2TB Sata III HDD Hard Drive… Maybe